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Do I Have Lifeskills?

You may have heard someone mention life skills training and wonder to yourself, “Do I have lifeskills?”  As we grow and reach milestones throughout life, we gain many skills. These can be as simple as knowing how to cook a traditional meal, going on a job interview, or handling a bank account. For most people,…

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Why Addicted Individuals Show Signs of Depression

Depression is a serious mental illness (SMI) that commonly occurs alongside substance use disorder (SUD) or addiction. A substance use disorder involves dependence on alcohol, prescription drugs, or illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine. Individuals battling a depressive disorder feel hopeless and may exhibit other signs of depression. Fortunately, a dual diagnosis treatment center…

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does it Work?

When dealing with substance abuse, detox and therapy are necessary to provide comprehensive healing treatment. Professionals use many therapies to treat substance abuse. There is a broad range of behavioral therapy treatments used specifically for drug addiction. You may have wondered —what is cognitive behavioral therapy? It is a common therapy helpful in the treatment…